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Rburns
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All six participants for the Adult Closed have been determined. Once the tournament gets closed I will confirm with all the players. Here are the players by seeding number and then the pairings for the Adult State Championship. This could be the first time that there could be three 2300+ rated players in the Closed event. Here are the details followed by confirmed players and pairings.


July 16-17

2016 State Championship/Jr State Championship

Yussman Chess Center, Miraflores Center, 173 Sears Avenue, Suite 079 on the lower level

5rds G90 d/5, Rds 1-3 Saturday 10-2-5:30, Sunday 10-2

All players will receive $50 upon completion of their 5th round. The winner of each section will be their respective champion.

In the event of a tie between two players there will be a blitz playoff for the trophy and a spot in the 2017 Championship ( for juniors it will be only for the trophy). It will be the best out of three. If tied after that it will be an armageddon match. White gets 7 minutes and Black gets 5 with draw odds. Higher rated player gets choice.


Adult State Championship 


#1 Matt Hassen

#2 Ramon Miguel Lorente Pupo

#3 Randas Burns

#4 Davis Whaley

#5 Justin Arnold

#6 Chad Leonard


Rd 1

Burns - Leonard

Arnold - Whaley

Hassen - Pupo


Rd 2

Pupo - Leonard

Whaley - Hassen

Burns - Arnold


Rd 3

Leonard - Arnold

Hassen - Burns

Whaley - Pupo


Rd 4

Leonard - Whaley

Arnold - Hassen

Pupo - Burns


Rd 5

Hassen - Leonard

Pupo - Arnold

Burns - Whaley


Jr Closed Championship


I'm still working on getting players for this event as I've had a lot of declines. Please come back for updates. Here's who I have so far.


Tamm Omar - Middle School Champion

Kathryn Thomas - Ky Open

Will Workman - High School section of State Individual

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Randas Burns

KCA President

June 8, 2016 at 6:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rburns
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I now have all six participants for the Junior Closed Championship. Here are their seed numbers(drawn at random) and their pairings.


#1  Tamm Omar   Middle School Champion

#2  Kathryn Thomas   Ky Open

#3  Alex Koby High School Section of State Individual

#4  Eddie Zhong Ky Open

#5  Michael Harris Ky Action Championship

#6  Will Workman High School Section of State Individual


Junior State Championship


Rd 1

Koby - Workman

Harris - Zhong

Omar - Thomas


Rd 2

Thomas - Workman

Zhong - Omar

Koby - Harris


Rd 3

Workman - Harris

Omar - Koby

Zhong - Thomas


Rd 4

Workman - Zhong

Harris - Omar

Thomas - Koby


Rd 5

Omar - Workman

Thomas - Harris

Koby - Zhong

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Randas Burns

KCA President

June 22, 2016 at 1:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Ryan Velez
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I will be the TD for Saturday with John Simons on call. John Simons will be the TD on Sunday with me on call.

 

Good luck to everyone. I will have the doors opened by 9 AM for any who wish to come early.

--Ryan

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July 15, 2016 at 1:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Miami Fugatte
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Rd 1

 

Burns - Leonard      1-0

 

Arnold - Whaley        .5-.5

 

Hassen - Pupo       0-1

 

 

Rd 2

 

Pupo - Leonard        1-0

 

Whaley - Hassen       0-1

 

Burns - Arnold            .5-.5

 

 

Rd 3

 

Leonard - Arnold          0-1

 

Hassen - Burns           .5-.5

 

Whaley - Pupo              1-0


Standing are as follows

1. Burns       2

2. Pupo        2

3. Arnold      2

4. Hassen   1.5

5. Whaley     1.5

6. Leonard     0


Standings for the Jr Championship are as follows

Rd 1

 

Koby - Workman   1-0

 

Harris - Zhong       1-0

 

Omar - Thomas     0-1

 

 

Rd 2

 

Thomas - Workman    1-0

 

Zhong - Omar                1-0

 

Koby - Harris                  0-1

 

 

Rd 3

 

Workman - Harris            0-1

 

Omar - Koby                     0-1

 

Zhong - Thomas               0-1

1. Thomas      3

2. Harris          3

3. Koby             2

4. Zhong          1

5. Omar            0

6. Workman     0



This is from memory but I believe that they are correct.

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July 16, 2016 at 10:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rburns
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Final Standings from the Adult Closed


Whaley 3.5

Hassen 3.5

Pupo 3

Arnold 3

Burns 2

Leonard 0


Final Standings from the Junior Closed


Harris 5

Koby 4

Thomas 3

Zhong 2

Omar 1

Workman 0


I'd like to congratulate Davis and Matt on becoming co-state champions at the Closed event. This makes for Davis's ninth straight title and ten overall. This is also Matt's first state championship. Davis won the blitz playoff between the two so he got the automatic qualifier to the 2017 State Championship. I also want to congratulate Michael Harris on winning his first Jr state title with an impressive five wins. Congratulations to all these players.


I also want to thank Eric Yussman for use of his facility for the event as well as all the other players for participating in these events. Kentucky chess is stronger than ever. 



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Randas Burns

KCA President

July 18, 2016 at 2:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rburns
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Final Standings from the Adult Closed


Whaley 3.5

Hassen 3.5

Pupo 3

Arnold 3

Burns 2

Leonard 0


Final Standings from the Junior Closed


Harris 5

Koby 4

Thomas 3

Zhong 2

Omar 1

Workman 0


I'd like to congratulate Davis and Matt on becoming co-state champions at the Closed event. This makes for Davis's ninth straight title and ten overall. This is also Matt's first state championship. Davis won the blitz playoff between the two so he got the automatic qualifier to the 2017 State Championship. I also want to congratulate Michael Harris on winning his first Jr state title with an impressive five wins. Congratulations to all these players.


I also want to thank Eric Yussman for use of his facility for the event as well as all the other players for participating. Kentucky chess is stronger than ever. 



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Randas Burns

KCA President

July 18, 2016 at 2:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Congrats Davis and Matt. Solid performances in a tough field!
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Don't you know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one wins the prize? So then, run to win!

1 Corinthians 9:24 

July 22, 2016 at 6:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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